Thursday, 14 March 2013

A picture for Em

Annoyingly, I can't find the folder I want, but this is our river, nearly frozen from bank to bank, when it was Minus 17 in our valley (according to the AI chap who has a thermometer in his van cab . . .)

It's felt just as cold this past week!  Somewhere I have another folder with better - and icier! - photos.  Anyway Em, I promised you an icy photo, so here you are!


  1. Icy photographs BB and ice outside the window here - all proof that winter still has some bite.

  2. Wow - that's amazing. Worth the wait! I can't say I've ever seen that here. We've only ever managed minus 12 in the five years we've been up here. Snow and ice are SO photogenic aren't they? The sun is shining here today and the frost is melting outside the shadows. Hope the weather is lovely with you too! x

  3. Brrr! Quite cold enough for me, thank you! Down here we're at the end of the best summer on record, and today the whole of the North Island has been declared officially in drought. Poor farmers - poor stock - and no watering of any gardens anyway - not even by hand!! We'll save the first water from the hot tap in a bucket and use it for the most needy of the plants. And start to pray for rain.

  4. Hi Virginia, my friend in Canterbury area said you'd all been enjoying a good summer. I hope it makes its way here next - it's about time we had a dry summer and some sunshine! I hope you get some rain to fill those reservoirs soon.

    Em - yup - we had minus 17, and the place they have the "official" temperature guauge to pay out us pensioners who were turning off the heating for lack of fuel, recorded minus 2 I think!

    Weaver - no early spring here this year, but in places the Blackthorn is being brave and we have a Blackthorn Winter.